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Be safe this Memorial Day

Memorial Day is one of the biggest holidays that are celebrated in our state. We saw an influx of traffic this weekend due to families traveling for the holiday weekend and an increase in motorcycles traveling back and forth to Myrtle Beach for the annual memorial weekend bike rally. Memorial Day is the start of the 100 deadly days of summer. This is the time that runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day. In the past we have seen an increase in fatalities due to more traffic on the highway. In 2012, we had a total of 217 fatalities during ...

May 27, 2013 | Lance Cpl. Brent Kelly S.C. Highway Patrol | Letters


Red Cross responds to Oklahoma tornado, offers volunteer training

In response to the May 20 tornado in Oklahoma, the American Red Cross has mobilized volunteers and dispatched relief supplies and response vehicles to help people in need.

May 27, 2013 | | Kershaw County


Ariail for May 27, 2013

May 27, 2013 | | Ariail


Noted and passed - May 27, 2013

• We're happy to see that Camden native Michael Kohn is back in the Major Leagues as a relief pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels. Kohn is 1-0 during the young season, with 12 appearances at the time this was written. He's compiled a steady 2.45 earned run average. Like all Camdenites, we wish him success and a long career in "the show."

May 27, 2013 | | Editorials


Camden Fire Department to receive fire safety trailer thanks to grant

The city of Camden received a grant for $58,900 through the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) which will fund 95 percent of the purchase of a fire safety trailer. The trailer will help educate the community on how to prevent and extinguish household fires, specifically kitchen fires.

May 27, 2013 | | Camden


Lugoff Toyota ribbon cutting

May 27, 2013 | | Business


A happy proclamation

Ross Beard (far right) accepts a copy of a joint S.C. House and Senate proclamation Thursday from S.C. Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk (second from left) as Camden Mayor Tony Scully (far left) and Gen. John Greene, S.C. Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve chair (center), look on. The three-page resolution -- something Funderburk said was unusual -- recognizes and honors Beard for his "devoted service to the Palmetto state and to express profound gratitude to him upon the opening of the Ross Beard Collection at the Camden Archives and Museum." Funderburk made the presentation during the military collection ...

May 27, 2013 | | Camden


Surrogacy exposed

WASHINGTON -- Women's reproductive rights have enjoyed a half-century or so of well-defined proponents and opponents, but the recently flourishing fertility industry, from egg harvesting to surrogacy, has produced fresh and surprising alliances among former foes.

May 27, 2013 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Books for L-EMS students

Using grant funds from Rotary District 7770, the West Wateree Rotary Club recently donated a collection of books to Lugoff-Elgin Middle School. Titles included books focused on character building, award winners, and summer reading titles. Students assisting with the unpacking include Trey Stevens, Abby Gary, Marie Neville, Abby Davis, Tyler Matthews, Emily Branham and teacher Karen Bullard.

May 27, 2013 | | Education


KCSO arrests ‘career criminals’

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators arrested two men they say are career criminals, one from Lugoff, the other from Columbia. A third man is being sought.

May 27, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Johnny Eugene Stover

Mr. Johnny Eugene Stover, Sr., 69, of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, May 18, 2013. Born in Camden, he was the son of the late J.D. and Margaret Jackson Stover and father of Jacques Stover and Johnny Eugene Stover, Jr. A Celebration of Life Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, at Union Baptist Church, Rembert, with burial in church cemetery. Mr. Stover will be placed in the church at 12 p.m. for viewing. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, is serving the Stover family

May 24, 2013 | | Obituaries


Moses Taliaferrio Nelson

Moses T. Nelson passed away on May 21, 2013.

May 24, 2013 | | Obituaries


On press freedoms, Obama races Nixon to bottom

Despite what you may hear from some of his more fevered critics, President Barack Obama's recent scandal-quakes don't appear to fall anywhere near the level of Richard Nixon's Watergate disaster. But by another Nixonian yardstick, trying to put a muzzle on press freedoms, Team Obama appears to have surged into the lead.

May 24, 2013 | By Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Obama scandals

By now you have probably heard on more than one occasion some representative of the Obama administration -- perhaps Jay Carney, the press secretary; or maybe Eric Holder, the attorney general; or maybe the president himself -- repeat words that have become almost a mantra in responding to the multiple issues that are dogging the White House: "It wouldn't be appropriate to comment on an ongoing investigation."

May 24, 2013 | | Editorials


Moment of Nature - May 24, 2013

In countries around the world, the oak tree is the symbol of strength, fortitude and endurance. In the U.S., the oak was designated in 2004 as our national tree. Despite this status as a stalwart of the forest and city alike, oaks in our native and urban ecosystems face tremendous challenges from diseases, insect pests and human-caused disorders.

May 24, 2013 | By Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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JONATHAN F. HUBBARD

Mr. Jonathan F. Hubbard, 30, of 101 Connie Drive, Columbia, South Carolina, passed on Sunday, January 29, 2017. Funeral services were conducted February 2, 2017 ...

February 07, 2017 | | Obituaries


MARION D. JEFFCOAT

Funeral services for Marion D. Jeffcoat, 79, will be held today at 3:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Rev. Brenda Hill will officiate ...

February 07, 2017 | | Obituaries


FRANCES ROBINSON

Funeral service for Frances Susan Baker Robinson, 94, will be held on Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church with burial to ...

February 07, 2017 | | Obituaries


ROBIN STANLEY

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Robin Hawkins Stanley, 66, of Camden, SC, will be held at 3:00 PM, Thursday, February 9 ...

February 07, 2017 | | Obituaries


SHANDON TROTTER

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Shandon James Trotter, 42, of Camden, SC, was held Sunday, February 5, 2017 at Kornegay Funeral Home ...

February 07, 2017 | | Obituaries


IRENE M. WOOD

Funeral service for Mrs. Irene M. Wood, 90, of 631 Rabon Circle in Elgin, will be held Friday, February 10, 2017, 11 a.m. at ...

February 07, 2017 | | Obituaries


Sheheen appointed to senate leadership positions

State Sen. Vincent Sheheen, D-Kershaw, has been named co-chairman of the Senate Finance K-12 Education Subcommittee.

February 07, 2017 | | Politics


Pets available for adoption

Among the animals available for adoption at the Thiel-Meyer Adoption Center is Lilly, a 1-year-old Labrador, Boxer mix. The adoption donation includes spaying or neutering ...

February 07, 2017 | | Pets


FMU names non-profit institute for Fred Sheheen

Francis Marion University (FMU) honored long-time university friend and advocate of the downtrodden, the late Fred Sheheen, at a special event at the FMU Performing ...

February 07, 2017 | | Education


‘Career criminal’ arrested for allegedly assaulting student

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators arrested an Elgin man for allegedly assaulting a 16-year-old male Lugoff-Elgin High School student on a school bus ...

February 07, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Announce your weddings and engagements in the C-I

The Chronicle-Independent will now publish wedding, engagement and 50th and above wedding anniversary announcements on the People&Places page free of charge. Announcements can include ...

January 31, 2017 | | Weddings & Engagements


Charleston jumps onto NSA's spring slate

A new race meet, The Steeplechase of Charleston at Stono Ferry, will join the National Steeplechase Association's 2017 spring racing schedule.

December 27, 2016 | | Equine


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